Today’s seniors are reinventing what it means to “get older.” These days, seniors aren’t just living longer … they’re living better. They’re staying active and healthy, allowing themselves to get out and experience life the way they want. They’re using technology to the fullest and seeing educational opportunities as a doorway into the world at large that they now have the time and resources to explore. Basically, they’re living engaging, meaningful lives on their terms – even as they require more assistance because of memory issues or illnesses. So as seniors and their loved ones are seeking Memory Care communities for this chapter of life, they’re demanding more, too.
Understanding and meeting those demands are exactly what the YourStory programming of YourLife™ of Stuart is all about. “Oftentimes when an individual needs Memory Care, there’s the assumption that quality of life goes down, but that doesn’t have to be the case.” says Winsome McLeod, Executive Director at YourLife™ of Stuart. “Every person is different and everyone’s journey through memory loss and illness is different. That’s why life at YourLife™ there isn’t a cookie-cutter approach. Visit our community, and you’ll find residents taking part in a variety of different programs, activities, committees and clubs. It isn’t just about keeping residents busy. It’s all about giving them the choices so they can do what they want, be engaged and happy and find fulfillment.”
YourStory, the premium programming that can be found at YourLife™ communities across the country, strives to meet this need by creating a uniquely personal senior living experience that caters to each individual resident.
“It’s a whole-person approach that encompasses an individual’s needs for control and happiness,” says Winsome. “By understanding and respecting each residents’ choices, needs and preferences, we can create an exceptional senior living experience that’s valued and appreciated by our residents and their families. We like to say that at YourLife™ Senior Living, your story continues!”
Here are five reasons why our signature programming allows you to create the life you want for yourself or an aging parent.
Reason 1: Discover New Passions
Variety is the spice of life, and learning something new is a wonderful way to spark the imagination, engage your mind and build confidence. There’s a sense of accomplishment in learning something new – and nothing beats the satisfaction of doing something you love. With YourStory, we work with residents to find their new favorite thing. Ever wanted to learn how to bake fancy pastries? Want to try your hand at photography? Try an exercise routine you’ve never done before? There’s no time like now to explore options and discover what it is that inspires. Best of all, there are endless possibilities. If a resident ends up not liking something? No big deal, because tomorrow is another day, another opportunity and another adventure.
Reason 2: Enjoy Old Favorites
“Make new friends but keep the old … one is silver, the other, gold.” This old saying can easily be applied to hobbies and activities. Sure, finding new pursuits is fantastic, but there’s nothing like those things you’ve always done and that have always filled your soul with happiness. And with YourStory programming, residents can create an individualized plan that includes all of those hobbies and then some. Enjoy playing bridge? Join our active bridge group and find friendly competition (and friends). Like gardening? Put your green thumb to work in one of our beautiful gardens. And if there’s a hobby that we don’t currently have a program for, we’ll create one.
Reason 3: Make Your Own Schedule
Throughout our entire lives, we’ve been ruled by schedules. Go to school, go to work, go to sleep at this time, do this and that. Oftentimes those schedules are set by forces outside our control. But not anymore! YourStory programming puts residents’ schedules in their hands. Do you like to get up at the crack of dawn and take an early-morning hike? Great! Do you prefer to wake up at 10:30 and laze around with a mug of tea and a favorite book? That works, too! Everything from meal times to activity schedules to waking up and going to bed will be dictated by you … not by us. After all, this is the time of your life … and you deserve to spend your time as you like.
Reason 4: Lifelong Learning
Guess what? You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! (It’s something we see every day at our community). Learning at any age keeps us engaged, happy and inspired. At YourLife™, we place a great deal of importance on lifelong learning, and that’s not limited to what you can learn inside the four walls of our community. Whether you’re interested in learning a new trade, a new hobby or even going back to college, we can make it happen.
Reason 5: It’s All About You
What do all of these reasons have in common? They’re all about YOU. By the time you get to a senior living community, you’ve lived a long time. You know what you like, and you know how you like things done. And there’s no reason why, when you move here, you should have to give up that independence. So that’s what we provide. We take care of all the details, including healthcare, assistance with daily tasks and whatever else you or your loved one need to live safely, so worries are few. You can relax and have peace of mind, knowing you’re safe, secure and surrounded by caring people who are focused on what’s important … they’re focused on YOU. Leaving you free to create the life you want and deserve.
At YourLife™ of Stuart, we invite you to live your life just as you chose. For more information, please contact our staff at 772-207-4191. We’d be delighted to see how our Memory Care community can cater to you or your loved one’s needs.
Designed for You. Defined by You.
YourLife™ of Stuart was created with one purpose – to provide the most exceptional memory care and uplifting lifestyle for our residents. As memory care specialists, we focus all our energy, attention and resources to creating a community that caters to each resident’s personal needs, respects their choices and honors individuality, while providing unequaled peace of mind and support for families.
Because memory care is our sole focus, we have the unique ability to design and personally tailor plans around our residents. We see each resident as an individual, understanding that everyone has their own story, specific needs and retained abilities. With that information, we develop personally inspired care plans that value and support each person’s independence.
Our team of attentive, caring YourLife™ Personal Care Specialists is on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide assistance with everyday activities, gentle reminders and redirection.
Through our signature programming, YourStory, we create an individual experience centered around each resident. From cultural, educational and health and wellness programming, scheduled outings and other special events to personal care, assistance and multiple therapies, we create days with meaning. At YourLife™ of Stuart, our residents and families know that this is a community designed for you, with a lifestyle defined by you. Contact us to learn more!